News Archive 2005

Jack Hunneman of Oz-Cover with a steel building his company manufactured in Logan Village, Queensland
03 May 05 Firm's Success Leads to Franchise Plans
A company which began by manufacturing domestic sheds and garages in Jimboomba less than 20 years ago plans to franchise its operations in Queensland. Oz-Cover Pty Ltd now specialises in supplying steel clad industrial/commercial buildings from its large range of standard configurations or as one-off designs. [Read more]
Bill Busby Owner of Pride Plumbing and Gas in Maylands
03 May 05 Backing Australia A Matter of Pride
Perth company Pride Plumbing & Gas is helping to boost trade skill levels by taking on the maximum number of apprentices that it can effectively train. The award winning Maylands company currently has five apprentices working and learning alongside its own trades people. [Read more]
David Scali of No.1 Roofing and Building Supplies
03 May 05 Roofing Firm Aims to Stay No.1
A dramatic building transformation at Newtown in Sydney's trendy, inner west is turning old grain silos into prestige residential units. "The Newtown Silos conversion is a very challenging project," said David Scali, the director of No.1 Roofing and Building Supplies, a partner company of Sydney based AGF Roofing Australia Pty Ltd. [Read more]
Terry Ledden, Sheds On Line
02 May 05 Sheds Online Weaves Web of Success
A Queensland company is marketing pre-fabricated steel buildings to customers across Australia and overseas by relying only on its website. Maroochydore based Sheds Online receives nearly 11,500 website visits per month. [Read more]
Eco Smart Sustainable House Project
27 Apr 05 Eco Smart House on Show
It is now even easier for new Australian homes to be sustainable and affordable in design thanks to the new Eco Smart Sustainable House Project launched in Melbourne in April this year. The house uses the latest in energy efficient design and sustainable building materials. [Read more]
Steeline Roofing Products Director Wayne Ellery
18 Apr 05 Home Improvements Looking up for Steeline Roofing
More and more homeowners are demanding quality materials when they make home improvements, according to Slack's Creek company Steeline Roofing Products. Steeline Roofing Products director Wayne Ellery says people want improvements that will add value to their homes. [Read more]
Roofing made from COLORBOND® steel
08 Apr 05 Building for the Future
Environmentally conscious developers and builders are increasingly turning to steel in a bid to protect their investment, the lifecycle of their properties and the environment. Although products made from COLORBOND® steel have been used in Australia for many years to ensure the longevity of the built environment, the lifecycle of buildings and in particular their recyclability is moving rapidly up the industry agenda. [Read more]
Apex Steel Managing Director Joe Calleja at his company's Dandenong premises.
08 Apr 05 New Technology Gives Steel Business Edge
An innovative owner-operated Victorian business is riding a wave of demand for steel building products by adopting new technology as it expands and diversifies its product range. [Read more]
Swenson Shear
07 Apr 05 Swenson Shear
To support the growth of steel roofing throughout Australia, BlueScope Steel continues to seek out or develop better methods for supplying and installing steel roofing systems. As part of this activity, a shear has been identified that has the potential to improve site safety and increase roofing efficiency. [Read more]
Store Safe's Grant Breeze with some of his company's original safe storage containers
01 Apr 05 Store Safe Future Looks Secure
Business is booming for an Australian owned company whose product testing is sometimes carried out by criminals. Store Safe, based in Leichhardt, Sydney with branches in Melbourne and Brisbane, manufactures tailor made safe custody storage containers. [Read more]